Exchange Traded Funds

Introduction to ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are collective funds that trade on a stock exchange. They are designed to track the movements of an index, commodity or basket of assets. They will do this by taking positions in the underlying securities that make up an index in the same weights that they appear in that index.

ETFs are offered on a vast range of indices and commodities and usually have a lower annual management fee than other types of collective investment fund. They are also bought and sold in the same way as normal shares, but because they are a basket of stocks like a fund, you do not pay stamp duty on the purchase of ETFs, as stamp duty has already been paid on the underlying investments held by the ETF. However you will be subject to tax on any gains made from your investment in an ETF.*

*Tax laws may change. If you have any queries on taxation in relation to your investments please speak to a qualified tax advisor.

ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)

ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP) is designed to offer security holders a simple and cost-efficient way to access the gold market by providing a return equivalent to the movements in the gold spot price less the applicable management fee. PHGP is backed by physical allocated gold held by HSBC Bank plc (the custodian). Only metal that conforms with the London Bullion Market Association's (LBMA) rules for Good Delivery can be accepted by the custodian. Each physical bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated.

ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation (ROBG)

The ETFS ISE Cyber Security GO UCITS ETF (ISPY) is designed to provide exposure to companies engaged primarily in cyber security business activities by tracking the performance of the ISE Cyber Security® UCITS Index (the "Index"). ISPY aims to replicate the performance of the index by physically investing and holding all constituents of the Index.

ETFS Physical Silver (PHSP)

ETFS Physical Silver (PHSP) is designed to offer security holders a simple and cost-efficient way to access the silver market by providing a return equivalent to the movements in the silver spot price less the applicable management fee. PHSP is backed by physical allocated silver held by HSBC Bank plc (the custodian). Only metal that conforms with the London Bullion Market Association's (LBMA) rules for Good Delivery can be accepted by the custodian. Each physical bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated.

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ETFS ISE Cyber Security GO UCITS ETF (ISPY)

The ETFS ISE Cyber Security GO UCITS ETF (ISPY) is designed to provide exposure to companies engaged primarily in cyber security business activities by tracking the performance of the ISE Cyber Security® UCITS Index (the "Index"). ISPY aims to replicate the performance of the index by physically investing and holding all constituents of the Index.

Risk Warning

The price and value of investments and their income fluctuates: you may get back less than the amount you invested. The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change.

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP12.8037.6710.53-7.70GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP30.4849.34-8.03-43.60GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
iShares $ TIPS UCITS ETF GBP9.7325.5028.4733.42GBPFixed Int - USD Investment GradeBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Energy GBP26.1732.620.6321.03GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Ex UK GBP16.1516.5621.8768.65GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Healthcare GBP12.1611.5432.75106.98GBXEquity - Pharma Health & BiotechBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Italy GBP8.66-5.172.4520.13GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Spain GBP14.931.405.9318.64GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility Factor UCITS ETF GBP13.2023.6839.46106.98GBXEquity - Europe inc UKBuy
DB Physical Gold6.7214.95-6.00-24.89USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD42.3424.44-10.02-10.11USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD16.348.86-31.02-41.79USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium2.61-11.68-32.53-64.05USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver22.2525.37-22.70-54.70USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 2C USD14.364.65-36.80-46.52USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 3C GBP14.394.31-37.32-47.81GBPCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 1C GBP----GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DBLCI - OY Balanced UCITS ETF 1C USD15.721.61-48.66-60.69USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers DJ Islamic Market Titans 100 UCITS ETF 1C GBP18.9935.0752.01112.32GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
DB X-Trackers II Iboxx $ Treasuries UCITS ETF (DR) 1D USD1.864.9812.7013.49USDFixed Int - USD GovernmentBuy
DB X-Trackers II Eonia UCITS ETF 2C GBP7.8716.96-0.87-3.05GBXCurrency - EuroBuy
DB X-Trackers LPX MM Private Equity UCITS ETF 1C GBP22.1222.1236.58119.69GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP28.1637.0833.5448.21GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy

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